Volunteer Dental Providers Continue to Care for Patients

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Volunteering
At Catholic Charities, we understand that dental care is critical to our clients’ overall well-being, even during a pandemic. Each year we treat thousands of uninsured or low-income patients with the generosity of our volunteer providers. Though this crisis has affected how we provide care, our volunteer dentists and hygienists have made it possible to …

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D.C. Medical Clinic Transitions to Volunteer Model

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Volunteering
Last year, Catholic Charities’ professional service volunteers donated $24.7 million in pro-bono assistance to the people we serve. From legal aid to dental care, these providers contributed life-changing support to our clients. So when we reopened the medical clinic at the Spanish Catholic Center as a Volunteer Medical Clinic, we knew volunteers would step up …

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Mental Health Services Adapt to Changing Needs

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Homeless Services
Mental Health
Many Washingtonians who are homeless or live in poverty also struggle with mental health issues. Catholic Charities DC’s behavioral health department provides this vulnerable population with the care and community they need to lead more independent lives. But once the pandemic shut down most in-person medical services, the team was forced to adapt its services …

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Virtual Camps Keep Kids Connected to Each Other and Vital Mental Health Support

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
As the pandemic continues to affect the D.C. area, it has taken a particular toll on children in low-income neighborhoods, many of whom struggle with mental health or trauma-related issues. These areas have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, endangering thousands of families in need. Isolated from their friends at school, and unable to see their …

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Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month: The Esquivel Family’s Story

Categories: Clinical Services, Disabilities Services, Feature
May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. While this rare and fatal disease may be unfamiliar to some, it affects tens of thousands of Americans. At Catholic Charities we are proud to be one of a very few organizations to serve this specific community of patients through our St. Jude’s Project. To honor HD Awareness Month, we …

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